Food parcel distributions

Posted on 8 Sep 2020 by Grant Peters

“In light of the global pandemic and the negative toll it has taken on society, Mowana Properties remains true to the spirit of ubuntu. Marketing along with Property and Asset Management activated the COVID-19 Food Parcels relief program aimed at all soft services essential workers on our Urban Portfolio.

This initiative is aimed at providing essential food parcels to 158 identified soft services staff members at our respective sites, we managed to deliver the parcels over a period of a week. The following sites where the receiving benefactors.

The following staff benefited:

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A message from our CEO on Women’s Month

Posted on 19 Aug 2020 by Grant Peters

It is my honour to pen a few words to Honour the women in our company, in the context of women in our country and in the world. Women make up 62.7 % of our total staff compliment. When you were employed, you were not employed because you are a woman, but because you displayed the skill, capability, qualification and ability to perform the functions required. The best person for the job was appointed. In my six years at Mowana, I have been honoured to be surrounded by a quality team, who made me stronger by sharing your skills, ability and passion. Your Quality has been my quality, your passion has been my passion, your skill has been my skill. Do not be silent. Share your concerns and ideas. Our company needs new Ideas to ensure a future Mowana. Trust has come through strongly from you the women in our business, not only in Mowana but also in our parent company Pareto.

You lead in many areas of our business, at shopping malls, in our office and commercial portfolios, at regional manager level, in legal, in finance, in office management, and so much more. Wherever you find yourself, be the best YOU. Women can be whatever they want to be. They say, and I quote: If you need something Said, ask a Man If you want something done, ask a Woman. I wish to pay tribute to the contribution you as women make to our society, giving birth to our children, nurturing and educating them, your contribution to our economy and the contribution to the success of our company.

In closing, I wish to quote Jeanette Marais, Deputy Chief Executive officer at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings and CEO of Momentum investments “ I’ve learnt throughout the years, the most important is to give myself permission to be successful. And while we have made significant strides as women in what is seen as a man’s world, it remains our responsibility to ensure that this change continues – so that the women of tomorrow don’t have to start where we started, but take over from where we left off.”

They say that you are too strong – Be Stronger, They say you are too ambitious – Be more Ambitious, they say you are too passionate – Be more Passionate.

‘There’s no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life less than the one you are capable of living “ (The late Nelson Mandela).

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Mr Kevin Roman
(CEO Mowana Properties)

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Tembisa Back to School Pop-up Mall Fest

Posted on 4 Feb 2020 by Grant Peters

On the 1st of February, the Tembisa Plaza Centre held a back to school campaign that aimed at not only providing school shoes to children who are in need but also educating them about finances, drug abuse and issues such as bullying.

The campaign did not only impact the community positively, but the tenants at Tembisa plaza such as Jet that had the highest sales on that day.

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The Kandasamy’s Meet and Greet

Posted on 2 Jul 2019 by avatar_admin

Taking audiences locally by storm, this family comedy drew thousands of patrons to cinemas nationally and warmed the hearts of the larger South African audience. Building on the theme developed in the first movie, Keeping up with the Kandasamy’s centred on the much-anticipated Naidoo/Kandasamy wedding.

The Pav had an exciting opportunity to partner with the Kandasamy’s movie franchise and hosted a Meet & Greet at the Pav during the movie’s opening weekend. The Pav hosted the cast in style at the main Fountain Court for 2 hours and shoppers had the opportunity to take pics with the cast and get their autograph while watching Rory Booth perform the soundtrack from the movie live for the first time.

In conjunction with this Pavilion ran a spend to win competition to win a R10 000 Pavilion voucher which ran from the 5th to the 17th of April. To enter the competition customers had to spend R500 or more at any store at The Pavilion Shopping Centre, fill in an entry form which was available at the Information Desk, attach their till slip and drop it into an entry box situated at the Information Desk.

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Durban Fashion Fair

Posted on 24 Jun 2019 by Grant Peters


The Pavilion embarked on a search for fashion designers across Durban. The partnership with Durban Fashion Fair broadened the opportunities for selected designers and promises to make The Pavilions 4th Vodacom Durban July one to remember.

The Pavilion’s Designers Emporium’ pop-up fashion store was set up at The Pavilion offering young designers an opportunity to gain exposure and promote growth their brands in an exclusive retail space.

The young designer’s initiative is a Proudly Pav concept and aims to uplift and assist young talent in the greater Durban area. The pop-up fashion store is trading from 14 June to 14 September 2019, housing designers such as Afrolucious, Indoni Fashion House and Touch Of Soul to name a few.


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Africa’s second official LEGO Store opens in Menlyn Park

Posted on 7 Jun 2019 by avatar_admin

Last year local fans of LEGO rejoiced in the fact that an official LEGO Store had opened in Sandton, and now it’s happening again, this time at Menlyn Park shopping centre in Pretoria.

As the general look and layout of these stores are standardised around the world, this will give you a clear idea of what the Menlyn Park version will look like.

With 170m² of prime real estate, young and old alike will have an amazing variety of choice at their fingertips, as well as some of LEGO’s latest innovations, sets and the likes, putting it on par with some of the leading stores across the globe. Shoppers are able to build interact with unique features within the store, including a Pick a Brick Wall, Build a Minifigure, or a custom-designed mosaic of a Jacaranda tree, which celebrates the host city. In addition to this, the Menlyn store will also be the only store in South Africa to include the Digital Minifigure Scanner, which allows shoppers to scan their hand to generate a digital 3D LEGO® Minifigure of themselves.

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Inaugural Kids Board launched at Southgate

Posted on 4 Apr 2019 by avatar_admin

Southgate makes kids bosses.

Refiloe, Khanyisile Lesaoana and Sibusiso Zwane

The launch of the Inaugural Kids Board at Southgate Mall excited both the parents of the children and the children who were made brand ambassadors. In case you are wondering what a Kids Board is; as it is popularly known, kids play a big role in influencing purchase decisions in families and households, Southgate has resolved to use kid influencers as a powerful marketing tool in order to gradually change the negative brand perceptions that the mall may have accumulated over the years.

The General Manager for Southgate Mall, Selina Seitshiro explained that the launch for the Inaugural Kids Board was basically an initiative for Southgate and all its other partners to show gratitude to the communities that have been supporting the mall for the last 28 years.

Seitshiro said, “This is also our way of giving back to the communities that have been with us this long and the kids on the board belong to schools, so our intention and our partners’ intention is for them to even further make an impact in their schools.”

It is almost unarguable that kids are likable, authentic and relatable; therefore, Southgate Mall has figured that placing them in the forefront of their brand will make Southgate Mall as favourably appealing to its shoppers as a family shopping centre.

The mission for the Southgate Kids Board is to reposition the mall as a family shopping mall and provide a platform within the mall where children’s opinions won’t only matter and be heard but will also be heeded and implemented.‘Kheez’ impassioned about the music keys

One parent who was astounded and impressed by the initiative was Valerie Agulhas who went to the launch at the mall in support of her friend’s child, she said, “I really think this is a wonderful opportunity and experience for the kids, and it will help keep them disciplined and on the right path.”

Seitshiro concluded that the kids will even be made to under-stand the other dynamics in retail and not just shopping.

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Pareto scores a double at Spectrum Awards

Posted on 23 Sep 2017 by avatar_admin

Pareto Limited shopping centres have won both of the South African shopping centre industry’s highest accolades – the 2017 Spectrum Award for Retail Development and Design and the 2017 Spectrum Award for Shopping Centre Marketing.

Only two Spectrum Awards are presented each year by the South African Council of Shopping Centres; one for the overall winner of the Retail Development and Design Awards and the other for the overall winner of the Footprint Marketing Awards.

Pareto’s extension and refurbishment of Menlyn Park Shopping Centre scooped the Spectrum Award for Retail Development and Design, and the launch of Pareto’s Cresta Shopping Centre’s new Food and Entertainment Court won the Spectrum Award for Shopping Centre Marketing.

Malose Kekana, Pareto Group CEO, says: “Winning these Spectrum Awards is indeed a great honour and an accomplishment that our people and partners can be tremendously proud of. It is by providing superior customer experience through its properties that Pareto generates sustainable and diversified total returns for its investors.”

Menlyn Park Shopping Centre is owned and developed by Pareto Limited and managed by Mowana Properties. It has undergone a transformational renovation and reconfiguration to become the largest centre in Africa and incorporates over 500 stores.

Cresta Shopping Centre is owned by Pareto Limited and it is managed and marketed by Mowana Properties. Its new Food and Entertainment Court launch became a finalist for the Spectrum Award by winning a Gold Footprint Award in the category Grand Opening: Expansion and Renovation.

Pareto’s shopping mall assets performed exceptionally well overall in the Footprint Marketing Awards, clinching an impressive five of only nine gold awards presented. Of these, two were awarded to Sandton City, two to Westgate Regional Shopping Centre and one to Cresta. Shopping centres owned by Pareto also scooped a dozen silver and bronze awards.

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Professionalisation of Commercial Property

Posted on 15 Sep 2017 by avatar_admin

Professionalisation of Commercial Property management Launched in South Africa

The internationally acclaimed Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM) Certified Property Manager (CPM) certification was launched by The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) through a partnership with WITS University and Pareto Ltd, commercial retail property investment fund on the 18th of August 2017.

The certification of this nature is the very first in the African continent. The Pareto IREM CPM designation is currently being offered as an eight-day winter school programme at the WITS Professional Development Hub and is currently only available to existing holders of the WITS Post Graduate Diploma in Property Development and Management.

The first intake of South African IREM Certified Property Managers, who were by sponsored Pareto Ltd, graduated at the end of the month of August at one of the top three ‘Best Universities in Africa’, WITS University, which is currently the only non-American University that is accredited to offer the IREM CPM designation

“As the leading retail property investor in South Africa, we are passionate about investing in developing a sustainable and high quality local skills base. This partnership with IREM will not only assist in raising local standards of commercial property management but will also assist in fast-tracking access to the industry for new entrants,” says CEO of Pareto Ltd, Malose Kekana.

IREM is a United States based community of real estate managers dedicated to ethical business practices, maximizing the value of investment real estate, and promoting high level management through education and information sharing.

The organisation, which has been operating for 8 decades, now boasts a global membership of 20 000 individuals, 570 corporate members and 14 international chapters and it has also been working with SAIBPP for over 20 years with the aim “to cooperatively build a foundation of ongoing education and professional credibility to enhance the stature of property managers in South Africa”, according to the first protocol agreement, signed by then Chairperson, Mr. Saul Gumede.

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Top honours for Cresta Shopping Centre

Posted on 18 Jul 2017 by avatar_admin

Pareto Limited’s Cresta Shopping Centre secured its place among the top honourees in the prestigious Solal Marketing Awards for 2017, announced in Vienna, Austria in June.

The Solal Awards are an initiative of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC) and bring together the very best of retail marketing across Europe and South Africa to reward those with the most effective campaigns. Recognising best practice and outstanding marketing performance, the Solal Awards are seen as a benchmark of quality throughout the industry.

Pareto’s Cresta Shopping Centre received a Silver Award in the Customer Services category, recognising excellence and innovation in customer service and experience, and holds the honour of being the only mall in South Africa to achieve in the awards this year.

“The award further entrenches the Pareto Group’s mission to provide superior customer experience through its properties to generate sustainable and diversified total return for its shareholders”, said Malose Kekana, group CEO of Pareto.

Elena Yiallouris, Marketing Manager at Cresta Shopping Centre further explains, “The aim of the campaign was to predict potential shopper ‘pain points’ and then provide a convenient and pleasant experience through excellent customer service and a dynamic approach to problem solving. We wanted to show that Cresta cares and that the centre is more than just a place to shop. The entire Cresta team is thrilled to be the recipient of such a highly esteemed award. ”

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